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Viva Zapata

1/2 block west of the main square | Calle Damero 67 Solar 14, Holbox Island, Mexico
+52 984 875 2362
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Ranked #16 of 59 restaurants in Holbox Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Pescado fresco directo de los pescadores de la Isla. Comida tipica Holboxno
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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It was our favorite restaurant on the island (and we're foodies from San Francisco)! Loved the shrimp Zapata, the chorizo, queso dip, pinada, and the homemade corn tortillas. Great service and they take credit cards!

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Reston, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

What more could you ask for! The food was great, the portions were large and the price was more then reasonable. All the waiters were super friendly, though the bar order could be slow at times. To start we had the guacamole and queso with chorizo, both were excellent and filled us up but we had main courses coming as... More

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Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

When we found out our 1st choice was no longer in business, the hotel staff suggested Viva Zapata. It was a great choice. The Seafood platter was more than satisfying. All fresh ingredients grilled to perfection. A small corking fee for our own bottle of wine. Service was a bit slow and could be a bit more efficient. Overall, a... More

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dallas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It was very buggy and the seafood was over-cooked. Very disappointing. The menu was very standard. There are better choices when visiting Holbox Isla.

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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The langosta ceviche was great. The services is AAA, and the prices are very reasonable. We went twice to this place, waiters would be very nice.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Viva Zapata was a nice experience. The staff was charming, and the food pretty good. The locals was also nice.

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AR
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I didn't have food there but the drinks and the bartenders were great. Very helpful in explaining the wonderful chelata and michelata.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The food here was excellent! Portions were very generous and everything tasted so fresh. Prices were friendly, too. Delish!

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Toronto, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Went here last year and loved it so repeated. It was just as good or better! We had the lobster tails. Started with guacamole which was fabulous! Service was impeccable and the meal was outstanding! Reasonably priced as well.

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Creston,NC
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I loved the food and ambiance here. Had really fresh shrimp. My only word of advice would be to bring insect repellent, as it detracted from my meal. But, I wish I had gone a second time. It was that good.

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